Here are all the decals cut out and ready to apply. Each piece is set up on a stand to dry on its own. A few of the pieces require multiple decals so those have to be put on in stages, adding even more drying time.
The next step is a quick dip in distilled water.
Then comes the placement of the decal with a cotton swab. I slid the decal off the backing right onto the torso piece. Then I applied decal solution.
After the decal setting solution I applied decal softening to help the decal adhere better to curved sections like the center of the hips. Tweezers are really useful for these tiny pieces. Getting the decals in the right position is a delicate process. This piece and the Dernhelm helmet were the most difficult.
And now everything is applied and set out to dry overnight. Then I applied a series of clear acrylic spray coats to make the minifigures more durable.
And finally the completed minfigures!